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MINNESOTA LEGISLATURE

The governor said he would meet with legislative leaders on Monday morning in hopes of reaching deals that could get approved in a special session.
The current framework for the bonding proposal would put $1 billion toward state agency projects with an emphasis on preserving existing assets. Local projects would get $400 million. But with just hours before a deadline to pass any bills, no proposal had fully materialized.
The proposal would let the state's biggest breweries sell growlers from their taprooms and allow smaller breweries to sell four and six-packs of beer.
Lawmakers had just hours left to finish $8 billion in spending and tax plans before a midnight deadline and several large bills had not yet been wrapped up.

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The compromise plan was announced Saturday, May 21, and could be the state's largest tax cut proposal in state history. Lawmakers would have to adopt it and the governor would have to sign it into law before the changes could take effect.
Both chambers of the Minnesota Legislature on Friday approved a plan to rewrite the state's liquor laws to boost the amount breweries can produce and still offer to-go sales from their taprooms.
Other issues delayed the bill's advance at the Capitol for months, but it appeared poised to move forward on Friday.
Lawmakers face a Sunday deadline to complete spending and tax bills and to pass them through both chambers. As of Friday morning, they had extensive work left to complete before then.
Humans have eaten venison from CWD-infected deer before and did not get the disease, but at a recent Minnesota legislative hearing on this year’s environment and natural resources bill, a leader in the state’s effort to trace CWD said the key to preventing a possible animal-human jump is identifying and slowing the spread.
The lockdown at the Capitol complex was lifted after about 15 minutes.

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Lawmakers on Wednesday tried to flesh out details for several spending bills at the Capitol ahead of a legislative deadline.
The GOP-led chamber on Wednesday voted down a procedural motion to pull a bill out of committee and up for a vote on the floor.
Summary: Help oppose a proposed state COVID-19 vaccine ban.

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